Lighter Meals

The Castle Menu offers a “brasserie” style of cuisine, a lighter and less formal style of cooking from Samuel’s Restaurant dinner menu. The Castle Menu changes regularly in accordance with the passing of the seasons and the ingredients available.

The Castle Menu is available for lunch or dinner every day of the week* and throughout the day, between 11am and 10pm. The menu can be served in all the public rooms, on the terrace or in the comfort of your own room.

Afternoon Tea is available Monday – Saturday from 12 noon – 5pm and on Sundays from 3pm to 5pm.

*Castle Menu available to Residents only on Sundays, unless included as part of a pre-booked non resident Spa package.

Small Dishes and Salads

Light salad of goats’ cheese and garden beetroot (v) £6.25/£12.50
Freshly made garden soup and homemade bread selection (v) £6.00
Chicken liver and Madeira parfait, red onion marmalade, toast £7.50
Platter of smoked salmon, traditionally garnished £8.50/£15.00

Pasta and Risotto

Penne pasta, torn chicken, toasted pine nuts, pesto & Parmesan £14.50
Tagliatelle, cured salmon, crème fraiche & free-range egg £15.00
Penne pasta, cured tomato & garden vegetables (v) £12.95
Risotto, woodland mushrooms, aged Parmesan (v) £13.50

Main Courses

Black Sheep beer battered haddock
Thick chips, mushy peas, tartare sauce and lime
Masham pork & wild herb sausages
Creamed potato, caramelised onion gravy, beer battered onion rings
Wateredge farm beef burger
Mozzarella, tomato relish, black pepper, mayonnaise, hand cut chips
Warm confit duck salad
Bacon lardons, chorizo, shallots, garden leaf

Side Dishes

Buttery mash £3.50
Garden vegetables £3.95
Dressed house salad £4.00
Thick cut chips or beer battered onion rings, with sauces £4.50

To Finish

Warm carrot cake and vanilla ice £6.50
Lemon and lime mousse, raspberry sorbet £6.50
Sacher torte, orange marmalade, tangerine sorbet £6.50


All sandwiches are served with your choice of malted brown or white tin loaf with kettle crisps and leaf garnish.

Roast Yorkshire beef, rocket and Parmesan £7.50
Classic smoked salmon, cream cheese and cucumber £7.95
Honey roast ham and English mustard £6.95
Cheddar and vine tomato with chive mayonnaise (v) £6.25
Free range egg with watercress (v) £6.25
Swinton Club – smoked chicken, local bacon, vine tomato,roasted garlic mayonnaise and rocket £12.50

Light Snacks

Yorkshire antipasti platter
Selection of meats and cheese, roasted vegetables,chutneys and pickles
Cheese platter
Served with olives, cured tomatoes, chutney andhome made breads (v)
Selection of home made breads with unsalted Netherend Farm butter £3.95

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Latest News

Book Now… for our wonderful, seasonal events later this year. Indulge in an extravaganza of fine food and wine at our Gourmet Weekend in November, or treat yourself to a stately home experience this Christmas. Join us for Carols by Candlelight and a gala dinner on 2nd December, or snap up one of the few rooms left for our Christmas three night house party.

Looking Ahead… Work has commenced on our Country Club and Spa, which will include an indoor swimming pool with full spa and fitness facilities, as well as a 40-seat conservatory restaurant, coffee shop and Swinton Estate shop. Please see our press release for more information.